Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Late Fall Fertilization

The application of Nitrogen in late fall can serve as a replacement for an early spring application. After leaf growth stops in late October or early November, root growth continues because soil temperatures remain high enough to promote root activity. This allows available carbohydrates (food) to be stored in the roots for use in warmer temperatures the following spring. Surface temperatures are cold enough that the Nitrogen is not used by the plant to "push" unnecessary foliar growth.

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